Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brave Review and Family Ticket Giveaway

My children and I were very lucky to have been invited along to a Brave premiere in Melbourne a few weeks back but have been saving up this review and giveaway until the school holidays hit. We had such an awesome time and were entertained with bag pipes and scottish dancers, both my girls won a Brave pack each for dressing up, you can imagine their delight.




Its cold and rainy outside so a trip to the movies should keep the troops happy.

 Brave is the 10th original Disney/Pixar film and the first to have a female lead (yeh!!) Directed by Andrew and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, "Brave" is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humour. We loved Merida, a fiery young red head teenager who struggles with finding herself, with creating her own destiny. I identified strongly with her and also see a lot of my daughter Lola in her. It's a store of courage and above all bravery. Very much loved King Fergus played by the hilarious Billy Connolly.






Courtesy of Disney Pixar I have 2 double passes for one lucky reader. Just leave a comment telling me one of the bravest things you have ever done. A winner will be drawn at random tomorrow night at 8pm so get in quick. Be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you. Its amazing how many people have won prizes on here but never got in contact with me.




36 comments:

Sophie Wright said...

On two big occasions I've had to admit that I made a really big mistake which was not only very stupid, but in hindsight took a lot of bravery to own up to. My email address is sophieandmick@hotmail.com :)

Anonymous said...

The bravest thing I have ever done is having children of my own when I had never even held a baby before (and we all survived!)
Cheers Sharon

sharon7999 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The bravest thing I have done was to stay strong for our very sick baby (6 months in hospital) while we mourned his twin brother. Was a very rocky journey which has continued his entire 14 years as he has 15 specialists. I have continued to have to stay strong and brave.

My second bravest thing was offering to care for a family of 5 kids, locals we didn't know who were all lower primary and preschool age with youngest being 1yo, for 1 day (while their mum went up to visit their father who had had a serious car accident) but end up looking after them for 4 weeks in my home...beds everywhere lol.
What a lovely thing you are doing to give a family the chance to see the movie :-)

Cheers Cathy (watsonclan@iinet.net.au)

Kimberley Belford said...

I am soooo scared of sharks - I dont swim in the ocean cuz I automatically think I will one of the unlucky ones who will get bitten or eaten by a shark. One of my biggest fears.
My now fiance surprised me with a snorkelling adventure out in the outer great barrier reef. I was horrified.
I even cried trying to convince him I couldnt do it. The entire way out there and for about 2 hours when we got there I was determined not to get into the water. He finally convinced me to get in - I didnt want to get out after that LOL.
kbelford1985@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I guess the bravest thing for me is to have chosen my career path as an Embryologist, have to say handling embryos is a risky business...but definitely a fulfilling one when couples fall pregnant.
Name: Joyce
Email: tan_ying_ying@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The bravest thing I have done is give birth to my first son at the age of 21, after I had been told he had a 1 in 5 chance of having Down Syndrome. Doctors tried to tell me to terminate but lucky I didn't listen he is a healthy Beautiful 5 yr old now :)))
tylerbailey0708@hotmail.com

Lainie Brookman said...

I'm not really very brave at all but probably 2 things I can think of is having our 2nd child with no drugs at all - brave or silly not sure! 2nd thing was being in Thailand for our honeymoon & I ordered fish & got the whole entire thing - eyeball & all - wasnt brave enough to eat the eye - just ate around it.
missmienna@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am brave everyday. I beleive we all are. We are told how to live, whats right from wrong then... we grow up. No one else is in control of our lives and we have to find meaning from somewhere sometimes just to pull ourselves out of bed each morning. I began to find meaning when I had my daughter Kalina "rowan tree" then two years later my life became whole. I had Jude, my "warrior" and later finding out St Jude was the patron saint of lost causes which is exactly what I thought I was..a lost cause! Now, with my family I live a full and exciting life never forgetting the past but always moving forward. Love and patience can heal anything, oh and a wonderful partner, bestfriend and father of my children rolled into one ;) kirstr2000@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The bravest thing I have done would be packing up my life and moving to Japan to live by myself. I didn't know anyone and couldn't speak the language and really had no idea what I was doing. It was something I needed to do for my own confidence as I'd always done things for other people and just felt like a shadow to others. That was nearly 7 years ago and I still look back now and can't believe I did it....monicaleastwood@hotmail.com

Jess said...

The bravest thing I have ever done I have done 4 times...and that is get my wisdom teeth out under local anaesthetic! It was a truly awful experience, but I returned 3 times after the first time! The dentist thought it was hilarious when I told him that I find childbirth nowhere near as scary lol!

Jess said...

jessiehayy@hotmail.com

Peggy Knowles said...

the first thing that comes to mind is my decision to pack up and marry a gorgeous Aussie boy and move half way around the world! Away from my loving family and friends, they are missed dearly but i have a wonderful life here now. and some pretty groovy friends....

TracieD said...

Starting all over again, even when life has thrown some pretty big shockers at me the last 3 years!! Surely one of these days I'll get to win a giveaway on your blog!! Lol

almag said...

The bravest thing I have ever done is leave all my friends and family to move across the country to start a new life with my husband. Five years on I'm still so proud of myself for doing it! akuzmic@westnet.com.au :)

vicki said...

The bravest thing i have ever done is to stand beside my extremely ill husband, with two tiny little boys 18mth & 3mth, while he endured endless hospital stays which resulted in two major operations, in a two year period, and get through the other end intact with a healthy man beside me and two beautiful healthy boys who have their dad alive and well...giant experince but we remain brave for our families and come out stronger and better in the end!!!
penrice16@bigpond.com

Piccadilly Market said...

Wow guys, everyone has such amazing stories of bravery. It is amazing what we don't know about people. Cathy I have to say that what you did for theta family is amazing. I am not sure I could of done that. You sound like an amazing woman.

Anonymous said...

The bravest thing i have ever done is eld my sons severely broken arm until the ambulance came....I think he was braver than me tho! leia@lecnb.com.au

Anonymous said...

I tried to win tickets for my daughter to go and see the voice and I had to sing part of a song on the radio I can't sing it's like nails on a chalk board. I didn't end up winning but it made me get out of my comfort zone. I found it more stressful than giving birth. Jayne.neubauer@sa.gov.au

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I think there is a little bit of bravery in everyday, some bits more dramatic than others. One of our most recent was explaining my Mum's terminal illness with my 10year old. Staying strong and calm, being honest, giving some but not all details, looking for positives and keeping it together as sobbed in my arms. Maybe that's not bravery, it's probably just parenting.

Soninicole said...

The first time I had to give myself an insulin injection, when I was only 16... now that was brave!! nicole at distant-earth.net

Kerri said...

At age 15 I stood up to a threatening customer whilst working at Mc Donald's, telling 'Sir' how it was whether he agreed or not. The store owner later heard about it and tried to fire me. I said "ok, if you are prepared to lose a valuable employee then that's your choice, but in your shoes I would ask me what actually happened". Very brave on both counts. Thankfully both discussions went my way, but I still feel brave when I think of it decades later. nandktomlin@internode.on.net

Ceci said...

Leaving home at age 17 to live with relatives on the other side of the world; they were a bit cruel to me so I had to move out and live in a tiny bedsitter (unit) by myself, work at a local hotel and walk back to the unit late at night in the dark, being followed on a few occasions. One time I heard noises outside my place so I got up the courage to open the front door and look outside...the next morning I found the window had been tampered with and someone had tried to break it but hadn't got the window open far enough to climb into my place. I had to stick something into the window to stop it being opened and had to go to sleep each night hoping nobody would break in. I am glad that I sleep more securely these days!

Anonymous said...

I have read the posts above and it reminded me of the different levels of bravery- fantastic! I am feeling very brave at the moment raising my children while my husband has moved to the other side of Australia for work. 3 weeks since he left and I am still going well- 2 specialist appointments down and 3 to go! russellcathryn at yahoo.com.au

Lisa Chawner said...

The bravest thing I have ever done is have 2 c-sections not by choice! lisa_chawner@bigpond.com thanking you

dana said...

The BRAVEst thing I've down is tried snails,they were disgusting and slimy but I gave it a go

kirby said...

Tried to cook my MIL's 'perfect' lasagne - for my husband AND my in-laws. I was either brave or stupid to think I'd ever perfect it!!

Mama T said...

The bravest thing I have ever done was go drug free when having my first child, a 10 pounder that was sunny side up, brave or stupid??

Lauralai said...

The bravest thing I have ever done was suggest to hubby that we take a roadtrip interstate, to stay with his Mum!

Vicki said...

The bravest thing I have done is stop a snake coming into my house to protect my children. I was terrified but stopped it coming in with a broom. I don't know what type of snake it was, can't say I cared, I was too scared to think.

vickifraser@aanet.com.au

Anonymous said...

I ran a half marathon last weekend - I thought that was brave.

Anonymous said...

Wow we have some awesome people on here! Been a real pleasure to read all your stories. I am glad I am not having to draw the number and announce a winner :-)Good luck with that Janina :-)
Cheers Cathy

Anna said...

Bravest thing ever... Jumping the highest Bungy Jump in New Zealand? Or throwing myself out of a perfectly fine aeroplane? Moving to Australia. Or having three kids a million miles from home, can't decide. :)

wundergurl said...

Yay just sneaking in win under an hour to go :) bravest thing ive ever done was give birth without an epidural LOL

wundergurl said...

oops my email is popeyes_girl_22222@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Put on a smile for my children as my husband left for Afghanistan. richardnmelnnoah@bigpond.com

Anonymous said...

Riding the Ghost Rider Rollercoaster at Knotts Berry Farm is the bravest thing I have done - what a bone shaker! dakjkirton@three.com.au

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